Posts Tagged ‘ teenagers ’

A Perfect Life Crumbles. Can This Teen Survive?

October 6, 2014
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Taliyah Russo seems to be living the perfect middle class suburban life: supportive parents, good school, devoted friends. But when her family’s dark secrets come to light, the facade of perfection crumbles. In the new novel “Heart of Kings” by Fanchon Stylezz, Taliyah leaves Long Island to live with her grandmother in Red Hook Brooklyn, where she meets two mysterious, treacherous but alluring men who vie for her attention. Caught in the middle of a…

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Heaven Awaits The Girl Who Dreams Big Dreams

September 8, 2014
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Brenda is a teenage girl with a very healthy imagination.She also considers herself fat and unathletic. But when she meets an unusual horse she calls Big Red, Brenda undergoes an almost magical metamorphosis.And maybe it IS magical. Harriet Tramer‘s novel “Racing To Heaven” defies easy categorization. Brenda befriends Big Red, masters the art of riding him — and then he “talks” to her. Reality? Dream? Magic?And when Brenda ends up lifeless on the track, and…

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Nothing Spoils a Memory Like the Truth

September 4, 2014
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Thirteen-year-old Ezekiel is an anxious adolescent, for whom scientific testing reveals the distressing prediction of a long but loveless life. Too bad for Ezekiel, since even the smell of a female sends a shock straight to his underpants. So, in Jenny Drummey’s novel “Unrequited” he decides he must convince his shrewish mother to let him travel, to visit the one person who can prove that terrible prophecy wrong: his stepmother. Ezekiel’s distant father Joe and…

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Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YA

April 26, 2013
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What would happen if you lost all your dreams? Fourteen-year-old Sara dreams of nothing but becoming a famous runner. But when a tragedy at a race causes her to lose everything, things might just change, in 13-year-old indie author Lily Saki‘s novel “Strive.” Sara is forced to face a future in a wheelchair. Not even her best friend, Dylan can help her overcome the fear of emptiness and loss. Things get better, though, when a…

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Star-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) Lovers

April 23, 2013
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It begins with a perilous journey to seek a better life. Alan Larson‘s suspense thriller “Mexizona” then adds a spark, that builds to an unquenchable flame, for two star-crossed lovers torn apart by the values and prejudices of their family and friends. “Mexizona” is a story set amidst the current Arizona – Mexico border crisis. The book takes on the cultural, political and social challenges surrounding the immigration debate, while bringing them all to a…

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Her Superpower – From God

April 17, 2013
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After graduating high school in the small town of Brunswick, Georgia, Kimberly Hamilton prays that her future in Atlanta will bring something interesting and not-so-perfect. Moments after graduation, Kim finds herself at the crossroads of life and eternity. But accepting God’s offer to continue her life on earth leaves her body capable of things she’s only seen in movies. In C.S.R. Calloway‘s fantasy adventure “Peculiar, INC” Discovering several similarly powered individuals, some mysterious and some…

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